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Grigoryan, Tsoghik – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
This study is an investigation of paperless language learning in the context of the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this study was to examine Emirati level 1 English language learners' attitudes towards the iPad use as a means of language learning. It was done through a cross-sectional survey questionnaire, wholly composed of fixed-choice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Johnson, Clare S. – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
The inclusion of online elements in learning environments is becoming commonplace in Post Compulsory Education. A variety of research into the value of such elements is available, and this study aims to add further evidence by looking specifically at the use of collaborative technologies such as online discussion forums and wikis to encourage…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Case Studies, Adult Students, Critical Thinking
Barr, Matthew – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
In this article, an online student journal is described, and the ways in which student participants value the journal are discussed. "Press Start" is a peer-reviewed international journal of game studies, which aims to publish the best student work related to the academic study of video games. Content analysis of qualitative survey data…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Journals, Journal Writing, Periodicals
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Akbaba, Yasemin; Baskan, Filiz – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This study reports on an international project in which students taking the course "Contemporary Issues in Turkish Politics" in spring 2011 and fall 2011 at two institutions of higher education, "Gettysburg College" in the United States and "Izmir University of Economics" in Turkey, worked together in virtual learning…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Politics, Middle Eastern Studies, International Educational Exchange
Hewitt, Anne; Stubbs, Matthew – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
Law students internationally suffer from a high level of psychological distress compared with the general and student populations, and anecdotal evidence suggests that students developing skills without adequate support experience significant stress and anxiety. This article considers an initiative at one Australian law school to develop a…
Descriptors: Law Students, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping
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Delimont, Nicole; Turtle, Elizabeth C.; Bennett, Andrew; Adhikari, Koushik; Lindshield, Brian L. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The Kansas State University Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative provides grants to faculty members to replace textbooks with open/alternative educational resources (OAERs) that are available at no cost to students. Open educational resources are available for anyone to access, while alternative educational resources are not open. The objective of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Meegama, R. G. N. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Short messaging service (SMS) is perhaps the most popular mobile technology prevalent among students in higher education due to its ubiquitous nature and the capability of two-way communication. However, a major limitation in two-way text messaging is sending back a part of received data with the reply message. This limitation results in users of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
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Meadows, Chris; Soper, Kate; Cullen, Rod; Wasiuk, Catherine; McAllister-Gibson, Colin; Danby, Phil – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Student voice data is a key factor as Manchester Metropolitan University strives to continually improve institutional technology enhanced learning (TEL) infrastructure. A bi-annual Institutional Student Survey enables students to communicate their experience of learning, teaching and assessment on programmes and specific units studied. Each cycle…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Walker, Richard; Handley, Zoe – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The issues influencing student engagement with high-stakes computer-based exams were investigated, drawing on feedback from two cohorts of international MA Education students encountering this assessment method for the first time. Qualitative data from surveys and focus groups on the students' examination experience were analysed, leading to the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learner Engagement, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests
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Antonio, Amy; Tuffley, David – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
The engagement of students is one of the most pressing issues facing higher education in the 21st century. Around the world, participation rates in tertiary education are on the rise and one of the key challenges facing educators is finding ways to engage these students. We present the results of a project that assesses the impact of an engagement…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learner Engagement, Career Choice, Goal Orientation
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Franklin, Roslyn; Smith, Jubilee – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
This paper investigates the use of iPads in the assessment of predominantly second year Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) pre-service teachers undertaking a physical education and health unit. Within this unit, practical assessment tasks are graded by tutors in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The main barriers for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Physical Education, Health Education
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Shaw, Jerie; Kominko, Sofiya; Terrion, Jenepher Lennox – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Positive student-instructor relationships are important for student engagement, motivation, retention and achievement. Yet, as class sizes grow, these relationships can be increasingly difficult to develop. This study explores LectureTools--a web-based student response and learning platform that facilitates communication between instructors and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Communications, Lecture Method
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Butz, Nikolaus T.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Pekrun, Reinhard – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Synchronous hybrid delivery (simultaneously teaching on-campus and online students using web conferencing) is becoming more common; however, little is known about how students experience emotions in this learning environment. Based on Pekrun's (2006) control-value theory of emotions, the dual purpose of this study was first to compare synchronous…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Byrne-Davis, Lucie; Dexter, Hilary; Hart, Jo; Cappelli, Tim; Byrne, Ged; Sampson, Ian; Mooney, Jane; Lumsden, Colin – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Mobile technologies are becoming commonplace in society and in education. In higher education, it is crucial to understand the impact of constant access to information on the development of the knowledge and competence of the learner. This study reports on a series of four surveys completed by UK-based medical students (n = 443) who received…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Handheld Devices, Access to Information
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Shively, Chris T.; Yerrick, Randy – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Inquiry has been the framework for guiding reform-based science instruction. All too often, the role of technology is treated tacitly without contributions to this framework. This case study examines a collection of pre-service teachers enrolling in two educational technology courses and the role these experiences play in promoting inquiry…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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